In this fascinating consideration of the Allied war effort, historian Richard Overy answers one of the great questions of the 20th century. What led to the unmistakable Allied victory, when in the early stages of World War II, the balance of power so strongly favored the Axis? Searching for a compelling explanation, the author explores decisive military campaigns: struggles along the eastern front, the battles for the seas, the war in the air above, and the massive amphibious assault on Europe. He also considers key elements underlying victory, such as the quality of both political and military leadership, the pursuit of industrial strength, and the all important determination to win. A professor of modern history in London, Richard Overy clearly demonstrates that not one of these factors alone could make the outcome inevitable-only their compounded effect could bring victory. This multi-faceted look at the war that shaped the modern world becomes accessible with Nelson Runger's thoughtful performance-and you'll realize how hard-won the Allied victory truly was.
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by Richard E. Rubenstein
by Richard Norton Smith
by James L. Stokesbury
by Stephen W. Sears
by Richard Overy
by Donald McCaig
by Og Mandino
by Piers Brendon
by Jean Strouse
by Tad Szulc
by John McPhee
"This incisive look at the war effort of ALL of the major allies gives one a deeper appreciation of the effort put forth to defeat the Axis powers. Most of the work concentrates on the war against Germany; one is struck by the contrast between the strategies of the two sides. Major revelations include the inefficiency of the Nazis, as well as the wonderful staff work done by the Soviets later in the war. The only major blemish is wrongfully giving Eisenhower's birthplace as Abilene, Kansas. Runger's reading is a well-paced and lucid performance that is a wonderful match of text and reader. One is quickly brought into this fascinating work, and Runger maintains the interest throughout. M.T.F. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"
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